Kamis, 26 Mei 2011
The GIO released a statement today to announce that Yisa Yu has been disqualified for best new artist for the Golden Melody Awards. After thorough investigation, it was found that Yu had released an album under her current name in September of 2009 (郁可唯-《郁音繞梁DSD》/ ISRC：CN-F18-09-362-00/A.J6 / published by Guangdong Oriental Media Limited). Thus, Yu does not qualify as a new artist of 2010. The GIO also used An You-Qi's case from the 18th annual GMA as precedence to not limit album releases to only Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu.
In related news, the head of GMA's judging panel Jerry Huang refuted previous statements of him criticizing Hebe Tien for using "too much voice correction technology." Huang explained, "They (reporters) asked me what I thought about Hebe, and I said, 'her work is very exceptional, otherwise it wouldn't be nominated for so many categories.' Then they asked me about others who did not get nominated, so I summarized the general opinion of our judging panel but the media decided to interpret it as one thing and thought that I was criticizing Hebe." Huang also made fun of himself, saying that he can't sing as well as his recorded albums.
45 year-old Jerry Huang was married back in March. He and his wife Sophia, who is 24 years his junior, will be holding their wedding reception next month.